Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Obama and Sarkozy Joint Press Conference Live Stream March 30

Full video:

Event over. Nothing but tweets until we get some video up. These are from Mark Knoller:
Obama says he doesn't meddle in the DOD procurement process but promises Sarkozy the rebidding process will be open and fair.
Sarkozy says he raised French concerns about its company losing bid to build air tankers for US, but says he trusts Obama.
Sarkozy says there may be disagreements between him and Obama, but never for the wrong reasons. "There's a lot of trust," says Sarkozy.
Sarkozy says Obama is "easy to work with." "When Obama says something he keeps his word. His word is his bond."
Obama says of pressuring Iran: "‘we think that we can get sanctions within weeks."
Obama and Sarkozy agree on Israel:
During the press conference, Sarkozy also joined Obama in condemning Israeli settlement activity in east Jerusalem.

Sarkozy said his own commitment to Israel's security was well known, but added that the settlement activity in an area claimed by the Palestinians "contributes nothing."

Sarkozy praised Obama for trying to engage the two sides in peace talks. Sarkozy said the "absence of peace" in the region "is a problem for all of us" — and that it feeds terrorism around the world. MSNBC